It’s been a busy month for Rogan Gregory. The man behind Loomstate, Rogan, a litl betr, EDUN (the eco-chic line he launched with Bono and Ali Hewson before saying sayonara earlier this year) and the home furnishings collection, ROGAN OBJECTS, just opened his second NYC store, called Rogan Bouwerie, and - seemingly in direct opposition to his claim to have “a weird anti-commercial thread” - partnered with Target on a limited-edition collection of jumpers, shift dresses and swimwear, which is currently available at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills through May 16 - 18, and will hit Tar-jay stores nationwide on Sunday.
The Fashion Informer nabbed a few minutes with the 2007 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner, in which the merry prankster from the Midwest applied tongue firmly in cheek and waxed poetic about his love of cheesy ‘70s music, furniture vs. clothing design and all things veal.
What's your favorite off-duty activity?
What did you do last weekend and what are your plans for this weekend?
Last weekend I went bungee jumping and this weekend I plan to roller blade if the weather is nice.
What's in current rotation on your iPod?
Michael McDonald, Todd Rundgren, The Electric Light Orchestra, Olivia Newton John.
What's your idea of a perfect meal?
Veal and foie gras.
What is your favorite book/author of all time?
"A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking.
What's the first concert you ever went to?
M.I.A. in Sri Lanka with my teenage sweetheart.
Tell me about your favorite item of clothing or piece of jewelry and why it's so special to you.
My high school graduation ring (actually it’s not mine, I stole it from a friend. Everyone thinks I graduated but I never did.)
Brunch: pro or con?
I prefer Dunch.
Any tips for posing on the red carpet?
Do you cook? If so, what's your speciality?
When was the last time you rode public transportation - and do you remember what line and where you were going?
I rode the A to Far Rockaway.
Tell me about your pet(s).
They are furry. They love veal.
What's the biggest difference (in your approach) when designing clothing vs. furniture?
One people sit in and one people sit on.
What freaks you out?
What never fails to make you cry?
The senseless killing of baby calves.
BONUS QUESTION: Please complete the following sentence: If John
McCain wins the election I will have a dinner party and serve veal.
Stay tuned next week for Random Questions For…Theodora Richards.